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Paramount Business Jets Establishes New Aircraft Sales Division

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The leading private aircraft provider Paramount Business Jets (PBJ) recently established a dedicated sales division to facilitate the matching of prospective owners with light, midsize and large jet aircraft – including Boeing Business Jets and passenger-configured Boeing 747s – best-suited for their needs and missions.

Paramount Business Jets Aircraft Sales Services builds on the company’s established relationships throughout the aircraft industry, leveraging more than 100 years of combined staff experience with business aircraft sales to offer an extensive range of on-market and off-market aircraft from around the world.

Brian Kendrick, PBJ’s Vice President for Aircraft Sales, said customer demand drove the company’s expansion into this new segment. “In addition to a significant number of charter requests each day, we also regularly receive sales and leasing inquiries,” he explained. “We’re able to determine their needs, and to work with the key parties necessary to facilitate the transaction.

“This is a unique time for the industry,” Kendrick continued. “There’s an amazing selection of preowned business jets available, and transaction prices continue to fall. That means buyers who may have felt limited to a cabin-class twin just five years ago may now instead consider stepping up to a light jet.”

While the sales division will remain a separate entity from PBJ’s existing private jet charter brokerage services, both departments will operate under the same philosophy to exceed clients’ expectations at every level, in line with Paramount’s core values of honesty, fairness, integrity, and transparency.

PBJ’s knowledgeable sales personnel will not only work closely with prospective aircraft buyers to determine their mission needs and advise them of potential aircraft on the market, but will also be available to assist them throughout the complete transaction process.

“Our established relationships with banks, lenders, and other financial institutions across the globe allow us to truly offer a full-service, client-driven experience that will set us apart from others in this segment,” added David Barnes, VP of Finance and Operations for Paramount Business Jets. “Combine this with our vast experience in working with Part 135 charter companies and operators, and it is clear this represents a natural extension of Paramount’s impressive reputation for trust and transparency across all aspects of the aircraft charter or purchasing experience.”

Twice ranked for as one of INC 500’s fastest growing companies in America, Paramount Business Jets has access to a global network of more than 20,000 aircraft available for charter, ranging from turboprop aircraft up to the largest to suit an extensive variety of clients’ travel needs. The Dun & Bradstreet Platinum-rated company is a member in good standing of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), as well as the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) and the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA).

For more than a decade, Paramount Business Jets has become a trusted private jet charter broker for clients across the country, and around the globe including Lebanon. Specializing in both domestic and international luxury air charter travel to Beirut, Lebanon, Paramount Business Jets sets the standard for worldwide private jet charter services to cater business personalities, Lebanon events guests, and others.

Many factors have come together to allow Paramount to offer this new and exciting service, operating under the highest levels of transparency and performance. They look forward to assisting their clients with their aircraft purchasing decisions.

2016 Top Destination Lists Around The World

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Traveling different spots around the world maybe one of most people wanted to do in their entire life. I believe it’s very fulfilling to see the world and to experienced different cultures they have. Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life, stressful environment. Life is short, live life to the fullest as possible, give yourself a break, free from stress and problems.

Here’s the top 2016 destination lists must-see from around the world.

Philippines “An Island for Every Taste”

Banaue Rice TerracesThis nation composed of 7,107 islands surrounded by stunning scenery, thousands of beaches, delight coral and fish species, wildlife sanctuary, rice terraces, chocolate hills, and more. It is now the premier tourist destination in Asia, taking advantage of the increasing development of the Asia Pacific region into one of the world’s fastest growing tourist regions.
To name the top tourist destinations in the Philippines are the Banaue of Painterly Dreams, Awesome Chocolate Hills, Boracay beaches, Davao City’s premier festival, Manila, Palawan, and Vigan.

San Diego/Tijuana “Coolest Border Crossing”

Consider this tale of two cities, separated by the busiest land-border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. On one side is San Diego, with 70 miles of sandy shores, a pioneering zoo, Tony-winning theater scene, and Southern California climate. On the other side, some 17 miles south, is Tijuana, a Mexican city defined for decades by drug traffickers.

Both San Diego in the United States and Tijuana in Mexico are located near the Pacific coast and both are metropolitan areas. However, San Diego is less dense compared to the border in Tijuana’s side. The area is called the San Ysidro border passing which is the last gateway of Mexico to the United States.
Tijuana is rich with automobile shops, surgery clinics, and medical services which are in low costs compared to US rates. Therefore, a lot of American crossing the border to Tijuana to be able to avail these cheap Mexican services.

South Georgia Island “Wild Kingdom in the South Atlantic”

On a rocky beach, hundreds of thousands of noisy king penguins gather in a mosaic of black-and-white dots across grassy tussocks. Among them, fur seal pups bark, two-ton elephant seals galumph into the surf, and albatrosses patrol the air past slate gray cliffs and glaciers edging into the ocean. The island is also called as “Antarctic Oasis” because of the creatures found in the island.
South Georgia is home to two mountain ranges – the Salvesen and the Allardyce – which soar to a peak of almost 3,000 metres above the sea. In the summer almost 75% of the island is covered in snow, ice, and glaciers. Come winter, a covering of snow reaches right down to the water’s edge.
South Georgia is one of the remotest and wildest places on earth which is worth to visit.

Sky Bar Beirut, Lebanon “One of the best night clubs in the world”

Sky Bar is one of the largest and most popular Beirut nightlife in Lebanon. It is designed in a way where no matter where you stand, you have a view of the entire place. Sky Bar can fit up to 2,500 people per night and is well known for hosting international singers and DJs.

SKYBAR has hosted some of the biggest names in the international entertaining industry and was featured in top international magazines newspapers and broadcasters, setting it apart from all other venues in the Middle East. Exquisite design, state-of-the-art technologies, world-class entertainment and unmatched service quality put SKYBAR on a threshold of its own, offering an experience with no equal.

New York City “Start Spreading the News About This Famous Skyline”

If you think you know America’s most visited city, you may want to take a second look. Over the past year, the tallest office building (One World Trade Center) and tallest residential building (432 Park Avenue) in the Western Hemisphere have topped out, at 1,776 feet and 1,396 feet respectively, part of a crop of bold new skyscrapers that are transforming the celebrated New York skyline.

Some of the iconic tourist attractions around the city are the Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Central Park, Coney Island Cyclone, Chrysler Building, Ellis Island, and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. There are so many great things to do in New York today that there’s enough to go around.

Hokkaido, Japan “Absolute Powder”

Those in the know choose the isle of Hokkaido for a ski experience found nowhere else. Japan’s northernmost island—surrounded by misty seas and chilled by nearby Siberia—is blessed in winter with almost daily snowfalls, accumulating on some mountains to an extraordinary 63 feet. The yuki (snow) comes down very dry and light, creating a powder Valhalla for skiers and snowboarders.
Aside from snow, Hokkaido also have magnificence of nature to your heart’s content: Daisetsuzan National Park, which forms the roof of Hokkaido; the secluded Shiretoko Peninsula; Kushiro wetland, home to many precious living things such as Japanese cranes; Shikotsu-Toya National Park, which is full of volcanoes and lakes; and the ever-changing Shakotan Coast. There are also numerous hot springs, like the Noboribetsu, Jozan-kei and Sounkyo, where you can enjoy a leisurely bath to help you get over the fatigue of your journey.

We hope these recommendations can help point you toward your next vacation destination. Treat yourself, enjoy while you can!

Evergreen Supertanker Nominated for Aerospace Award

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McMinnville, OR—Evergreen International Aviation has been nominated for the Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for its extensive work on the development of the Evergreen Supertanker. The award will be presented in a ceremony on June 13, 2005, in conjunction with the Paris Air Show, at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris.

The Evergreen Supertanker, a Boeing 747 with 24,000 gallons of tank space on board, is an advanced firefighting and aerial application aircraft. Evergreen International Aviation realized new aerial firefighting challenges called for a new and improved aircraft. In response to this urgent problem, Evergreen International Aviation has combined its years of aerial firefighting expertise with its experience as an owner/operator of Boeing 747 aircraft to develop the Supertanker. This aircraft will offer the most superior drop capabilities, safety standards, and operational flexibility on the market. For more information on the Evergreen Supertanker, please visit www.evergreenaviation.com/supertanker.

The Aerospace Industry Awards exist to recognize substantial achievement in aviation. The annual awards are given in ten categories including Air Transport, Avionics and Electronics, Business/Corporate Aviation, Corporate Strategy, General Aviation, Infrastructure/Environment, Maintenance/Modification, Missiles/Military Aviation, Propulsion/Aircraft Systems, and Training and Safety. For more information on the Aerospace Industry Awards, visit www.theaerospaceawards.com.
About Evergreen

Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is a family of five diverse aviation companies headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon. Evergreen consists of an international cargo airline that owns and operates a fleet of Boeing 747s, an unlimited aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, a helicopter service company, a full-service aircraft ground handling company, and an aircraft sales and leasing company.

For more information about Evergreen, please call 503-472-9361 or visit www.evergreenaviation.com.

Evergreen International Aviation awarded NASA SOFIA Contract

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McMinnville, Oregon: Evergreen International Aviation is proud to announce its award to maintain and operate NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft.

“Evergreen is proud to continue its long standing history of supporting NASA’s important missions with our quality maintenance and operations expertise,” says Evergreen International Aviation President Tim Wahlberg.

SOFIA is being developed by NASA and the DLR, German Aerospace Center. The aircraft, a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, will accommodate a 8 foot reflecting telescope. It will be the largest airborne observatory in the world and will allow observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest of ground-based telescopes. Aboard Sofia there are two consoles for two scientists and additionally four monitors for the Principal Investigator on the flight. The Sofia Aircraft will fly at 41,000 feet above 90% of atmospheric water vapor. The telescope is designed to make sensitive infrared measurements.

To support the SOFIA program, Evergreen International Airlines, will provide operational support, flight crews, training and dispatch while Evergreen Air Center will provide maintenance and material support.

Evergreen has a proven track record of providing NASA with high quality, on-schedule maintenance. For the past 12 years, NASA has relied on the Evergreen Air Center for complete maintenance, repair, modification and corrosion control programs on two Boeing 747 Space Shuttle carrier aircraft.

Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is a portfolio of five diverse aviation companies headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon. Evergreen consists of an international cargo airline that owns and operates 10 Boeing 747s, an unlimited aircraft maintenance and repair facility, a helicopter service company, a full service aircraft ground handling company and an aircraft sales and leasing company. With over 4500 employees worldwide, Evergreen International Aviation has worked for customers from over 160 countries.

Evergreen Int’l Aviation to Review 2nd Quarter Financial Results

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McMinnville, OR, October 6, 2003 – Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for the second fiscal quarter on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 8 a.m. PDT. The call can also be accessed at http://www.evergreenaviation.com, and a replay of the webcast will be available on the Evergreen International Aviation website for one week after the call. To access the related financial results press release to be issued on October 14, 2003 please visit http://www.evergreenaviation.com and click on “news.”

Conference Call Information:

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Time: 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT
Domestic dial-in number: 888-560-1989
International dial-in-number: 973-582-2830
Webcast: www.evergreenaviation.com

Domestic replay: 877-519-4471, Pin 4227778
International replay: 973-341-3080, Pin 4227778
Conference call replay available until 9 p.m. PST October 21, 2003

Based in McMinnville, Oregon, Evergreen is a leading integrated provider of worldwide airfreight transportation, aircraft ground handling and logistics, helicopter, small aircraft, aircraft maintenance and repair services. Evergreen’s subsidiary companies provide diversified aviation services that include: worldwide air freight transportation, cargo and mail handling, airport passenger services, specialized helicopter services such as aerial spraying and petroleum support, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, storage, and buying, selling, leasing and trading aircraft, aircraft parts and engines. Evergreen provides services to a broad base of long-standing customers, including the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command, the U.S. Postal Service, freight forwarders, domestic and foreign airlines, industrial manufacturers and other government agencies.

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Certain information included herein and in other company reports, Security and Exchange Commission filings, statements and presentations is forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements about Evergreen’s anticipated operating results and financial resources. There are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in forward-looking statements, certain of which are beyond our control. These factors, risks and uncertainties include the following: our reliance on a few customers, particularly the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command and the U.S. Postal Service, with whom we currently have contracts to provide services that generate a large portion of our revenue, our future compliance with the terms of our debt agreements and other material contracts, weakness in our internal controls, general conditions in the aviation industry, including competition and demand for air cargo services, our ability to adequately maintain our fleet, the effect of government laws and regulations, particularly those relating to aviation and transportation, the effect of national, international and regional political and economic conditions, and fluctuations in currency rates, risks related to our operations in dangerous locations and the hazardous cargo we carry, risks related to war, terrorist attacks, expropriation of our property and hostilities directed at U.S. companies abroad, our dependence on certain key personnel, our ability to maintain adequate insurance coverage at favorable prices, and fluctuations in the cost of fuel. If one or more of the assumptions underlying our forward-looking statements proves incorrect, then Evergreen’s actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this report. Therefore, we caution you not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. We disclaim any obligation, and make no promise, to update risk factors or forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the results of any revision to forward-looking statements, whether as a result of changes in underlying factors, to reflect new information, as a result of the occurrence of events or developments or otherwise. This statement is provided as permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Evergreen to Ferry Aid to Afghanistan

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McMinnville, Oregon: Evergreen International Aviation Inc. will fly clothes, shoes, blankets, hygiene products, medical supplies as well as feed for Kabul zoo animals from Portland, Oregon to Afghanistan.

The exact date is not being released for security reasons and is pending U.S. Department of Defense approval. Evergreen is expecting the flight to operate sometime early in February 2002.

If the Boeing 747 cargo plane is permitted to land in Kabul, Evergreen officials were told it would be the first commercial jumbo jet to arrive there since the coalition air strikes began. Evergreen has received permission from Afghanistan’s new government, however, a Kabul landing will be impossible without U.S. Defense Department approval due to “No Fly Zone” restrictions.

“Oregon’s got a big heart,” says Delford Smith, Founder & Chairman of the McMinnville Oregon aviation company. “We want to go in to help the terrible conditions over there… filling one of our freighters with humanitarian supplies, as Evergreen has done during previous wars, would be a first for the Afghan campaign.”

The flight is a cooperative effort between Evergreen Humanitarian and Relief Services Inc., the company’s nonprofit relief organization, and other relief organizations as well as corporate sponsors in Oregon, California, and Ohio. Until now, the United Nations along with relief and development organizations have sent much of the food aid to Afghanistan by ship, trucking most of it from neighboring countries on snowy, bomb-damaged roads. The U.S. military has also dropped food packets from planes.

The Evergreen flight donation value is about USD $600,000, which includes aircraft, crew, war insurance, maintenance, cargo storage, handling, loading + unloading cargo and flight logistics. This has been a time consuming project due to the war situation and airport conditions, said Waseel Azizi, Evergreen’s Central Asia humanitarian relief director. “However USD $200,000 is what we require to cover the critical expenditures of fuel and the landing fees,” Azizi said, “Cash donations will also support costs of distribution in the country”.

The Afghanistan Relief Organization, a Los Angeles volunteer group and Evergreen, were swamped with supplies after issuing a public appeal for aid. People rushed out to stores and bought everything from shoes to blankets, said Abdul Satar, Afghanistan Relief vice chairman. “We have 3,000 blankets, 2,500 sweaters and 6,750 pieces of women’s and children’s clothes.” Key donor Nike, Inc., donated 4,000 pairs of socks. The Columbus, Ohio Zoo and Aquarium also donated grains for the animals in Kabul zoo and tools and supplies for the zookeepers to repair the zoo.

On December 21, 2001, seven loaded trucks arrived at Portland International Airport carrying the goods where it’s being stored now. “We have received USD $99,638 worth of clothing from one company,” said Nazi Etemadi, secretary of the Afghan Women’s Association of Southern California, which sent the trucks. “And Direct Relief, Inc. of Santa Barbara, California donated $50,000 worth of hygiene kits.”

An Evergreen Gulfstream Jet may accompany the 747-cargo plane relief mission, carrying Evergreen Aviation personnel to assist with ground logistics necessary for the 747 to land. The Kabul airport has minimal ground handling and control tower capabilities. Several representatives from the donor nonprofit groups and an animal handler from the Columbus Zoo will be on the accompanying plane.

U.S. Congressional Representative David Wu (D-Ore) arranged for a shipment of Oregon smoked fish to go on the 747 as a gift for U.S. soldiers. “We’re looking at 500lbs of smoked salmon,” said Steve Fick, owner of Fishhawk Fisheries in Astoria, Oregon.

Mr. Azizi does double duty, also acting as Evergreen’s military sales manager. Now 28, he left Afghanistan as a refugee at age 13 and later attended college in the United States, where he is now a resident of Oregon. He said the flight holds special personal significance. “I want to build a bridge between my country here and my country of birth,” Azizi said. “I owe it to both.”

To contribute, write a check to Evergreen’s tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Evergreen Humanitarian and Relief Services Inc., designated for Afghan Relief. Mail to: Evergreen Humanitarian and Relief Services Inc., 3850 Three Mile Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128-9402. Information is available at www.evergreenaviation.com.
Evergreen International Airlines is a privately held U.S. cargo airline specializing in charter and contract freighter operations. Evergreen operates a fleet of eleven B-747 freighter aircraft on a wet lease basis for foreign carriers worldwide, domestically in the USA for the United States Post Office and United Parcel Services as well as its own scheduled all cargo time sensitive services between Asia and the United States. The airline is also a major participant in the U.S. Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program and operates a fleet of seven DC-9 freighters in North America.

Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. – a privately held global aviation services company that is active through seven subsidiary companies. These subsidiaries operate under the Evergreen name and provide services that include specialized helicopter aviation services; air cargo transportation for major airlines and freight forwarders; aircraft maintenance and repair services; helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft sales; airport logistics and ground handling operations; complete helicopter component repair and overhaul; and agricultural and nursery products. Evergreen® is a registered trademark of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.

For more information on Evergreen International Aviation:
www.evergreenaviation.com

For more information on Evergreen International Airlines:
www.evergreenairlines.com

For more information, press only:
Ruqiya Azizi,
503-427-0011
ruqiya.azizi@evergreenairlines.com

Calvin Harmon,
503-427-0011
calvin.harmon@evergreenairlines.com